Armenian Engineers and Scientists Association of UCLA


AESA at UCLA is an organization for students interested in Engineering and Science in the Armenian community. We strive to create a community of kindness, cooperation, respect, and professionalism, that provides students a positive social experience as well as an opportunity to network with each other and professionals in the community.

Past Events

Lecture with Dr. Andrew Vardanian

May 11, 2017

Dr. Vardanian spoke to AESA about the medical profession.
Dr. Vardanian is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who specializes in wound/scar management, burn care, burn reconstruction and general plastic surgery in adults and children.
He completed his plastic surgery residency at UCLA and then completed a combined burn and critical care fellowship at the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children, Boston.

Medical School Workshop And Q&A
with Lyolya Hovhannisyan

May 3, 2017

Lyolya, a first year medical student at UCLA, talked about her experience of becoming a medical student. She also held a Q&A session to answer questions about being a pre-med student, taking the MCAT, applying to medical school, etc.

TUMO Recruiting Event

April 26, 2017

Tania Sahakian, Educational Programs Consultant at TUMO and UCLA Alum, came to recruit AESA members to teach workshops at TUMO in Armenia.
TUMO is a free-of-charge after school program for teenagers of Armenia that teaches the latest in the tech and art worlds. Guided by skilled educators and mentored by media professionals, students navigate through an array of fields such as robotics, 3D modeling, photography and music. Specialized workshops, guest lectures, and industry-linked projects give students a chance to apply their knowledge and skills to the world around them.

Lecture with Dr. Narek Shaverdian

March 6, 2017

Dr. Narek Saverdian, an oncology resident at UCLA, spoke to AESA about the medical profession and oncology, as well as his own unique perspective of being an Armenian in the medical field. He also gave tips on how to become a successful applicant and succeed in medical school, and discussed his work in radiation therapy and its use in treating lung cancer.